Application for Renewal of Environmental Clearance Certificate (ECC) is for the proposed minerals exploration in the Exclusive Prospecting License (EPL) No. 3602, situated in Swakopmund / Karibib Districts, Erongo Region. The proposed / ongoing minerals exploration activities covers following phases: 1. Initial desktop exploration activities (review of existing information and all previous activities in order identify any potential target/s); 2. Regional reconnaissance field-based activities such mapping and sampling to identify areas with potential targets based on the recommendations of the desktop work; 3. Initial local field-based activities such as widely spaced mapping, sampling, surveying and possible drilling in order to determine the viability of any delineated local target; 4. Detailed local field-based activities such very detailed mapping, sampling, surveying and possible drilling in order to determine the feasibility of any delineated local target; 5. Prefeasibility and feasibility studies to be implemented on a site specific area if the local field-based studies proves positive followed by test mining. The scope of the field-based support and logistical activities will be dependent on the scale of proposed exploration activities to be undertaken and the exploration successes thereof. The proposed exploration activities will be supported by existing tracks and campsites / farmstead as well as existing accommodation in the local area as may be applicable. In the absences of existing tracks, the field team will create such new tracks with the permission of the land owner/s and depending on the scale of exploration. In the absences of existing suitable campsite / farmstead, a temporary camp site will be setup at suitable locations in line with the EMP provisions within the EPL area. The size of the exploration camp will be of very limited footprints during the exploration phase but may be expanded for the subsequent site-specific detailed exploration phases in an event of a commercial minerals discovery.
Prpject status REVIEW IN PROGRESS
Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Department of Environmental Affairs
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